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Five Nights At Freddy's Creator Responds To Movie Trailer Leak

First announced a few years ago, the "Five Nights at Freddy's" film adaptation from Blumhouse Productions is officially coming in 2023. Though fans of the longstanding horror series are eagerly looking forward to the film's release on October 27, we have yet to see more than one official image. The "Five Nights at Freddy's" cast and some other details have been revealed, but beyond that one image released on Instagram, there haven't been any official previews for the movie. That is, except for a trailer that was leaked on May 6, 2023.


The trailer reportedly didn't feature sound and was in an unfinished state, but that didn't stop some fans from spreading and spoiling it online. Most of the reposts uploaded to social media have since been taken down, but interestingly, many fans have outright refused to watch it, and content creators in the community have vowed not to cover it in their content. According to the series' creator, Scott Cawthon, in a comment on Reddit made later the same day the trailer was first leaked, the "Five Nights at Freddy's" fanbase went the extra mile in preventing spoilers from spreading.

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In his response to the leaked trailer, Cawthon thanked the community for doing what it could to contain the spoilers, and described what it was like to find out while at an amusement park with his family.

Cawthon was surprised by the community's response

Scott Cawthon — who goes by the username "animdude" but rarely posts in the "Five Nights at Freddy's" subreddit — said that he first heard about the leak early in the day while at an amusement park. "I tried to ignore it and enjoy my day, but I was really, really disheartened," Cawthon wrote. "The thought of a first-look being spoiled was frustrating, and I was really dreading coming home to see what all had happened while I was away."


Cawthon said he was surprised by what he saw when he got home, though. He was encouraged by the "Five Nights at Freddy's" fanbase and its apparent commitment to keeping spoilers at bay. He thanked moderators for preventing any discussion on the trailer, as well as creators and fans alike for avoiding it entirely. "I started my day at Humanity -1, but ended the day at Humanity +100," Cawthon wrote at the end of his statement, adding that fans will be much happier with the finished version of the trailer.

It's not the first time that fans have been given a behind-the-scenes look at the film's production, though, as earlier this year several images of the exterior set for Freddy Fazbear's Pizza Place were leaked online


The lack of VFX and sound in the trailer had some fans worried about the "Five Nights at Freddy's" movie trailer, but Cawthon said they can rest assured that it will be a much more polished product when it's ready.